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Emeka Okafor
Works at TED,Maker Faire Africa,Bronze Belt Foundry
Lives in New York
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Emeka Okafor is an entrepreneur and venture catalyst who lives in New York City.He is the curator of Maker Faire Africa.He was the director for TED Global 2007 that took place in Arusha,Tanzania.Other associations include TED fellowships and the Africa Innovation Foundation.His interests include sustainable technologies in the developing world and paradigm breaking technologies in general. His blog, Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa. "Timbuktu is a city unsullied by the worship of idols...a refuge of scholarly and righteous folk, a haunt of saints and ascetics, and a meeting place of caravans and boats" -Al-Sa'Di
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To build a scientist
In Nature : image via Nature PhD programmes often lead to an increasing narrowness and specialization, which results in graduate students who are not sufficiently exposed to wider aspects of their subject and of related subjects. Looking outside the immedia...
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The Death of the Artist -- and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
William Deresiewicz in the Atlantic : " Art-portrait-collage 2 " by User:Husky and h3m3ls , Mischa de Muynck and Niels - Contains details of these pictures: Vincent van Gogh Self-portrait Detail from the Venus (Botticelli) Temple lion, Japanese porcelain Ch...
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Urban Renewal via Urban Farming
Ted Hesson writing in National Journal : image via City of St Louis ... The project started with a community garden in 2008, down the street from apartments housing dozens of Burundian families, and has expanded twice—last year, to almost an acre. In 2010, ...
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Another Roadmap Africa Cluster
From Contemporary and : The Another Roadmap Africa Cluster are a group of scholars and practitioners of artistic and cultural education who are working in both formal and informal contexts across the African continent. They have come together to pursue a jo...
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Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it?
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Novatech Construction Systems
Pauline Mujawamariya, director of the IPA writes : ...African innovators are already creating solutions that respond to real needs in Africa. Whilst in Yaoundé last week, I was privileged to spend a few hours with a past Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) no...
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Soya Couture
From XXLab : Soya Couture from HONFablab on Vimeo . Soya Couture is a project initiated by XXLab. XXLab is a female initiative on open source and free technology, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They are a group of interdisciplinary background that on every...
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Maker-Musician Onyx Ashanti is Composing The Future 
Often, it begins in the dark. When the LEDs light up—in red, yellow, blue, green, and purple—the face inside the mask becomes faintly perceptible. But before the gathering crowd can identify the man, the music comes on. It comes in swells and ribbons. It comes as a devouring chaos, as a frenetic torrent of notes and phrases, looping back into new motifs of sound. Onyx Ashanti invented the instrument he plays, which he calls the exo-voice. He also...
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Make School
Danny Crichton   TechCrunch : College has failed, or so many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs believe. Not only are tuition costs spiraling out of control, but students are leaving college without the ability to produce … anything. We are living in the era of c...
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The poor against Piketty
Hernando de Soto in Ventures Africa : Thomas Piketty’s, Capital in the 21st Century , has attracted worldwide attention not because he crusades against inequality –many of us do that– but because of its central thesis, based on his reading of the 19th and 2...
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'Elsewhere' - A Show
In Okay Africa at Art Twenty One : About last night: #Repost @mr_tosyne ・・・ Tosin x Demola x Dolapo. Elsewhere || Art21Lagos A photo posted by Art Twenty One Gallery (@arttwentyone) on Jun 28, 2015 at 7:24am PDT Elsewhere is a new exhibition in Lagos that e...
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